The curriculum at All Saints Academy is determined by the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, the National Curriculum, Norfolk County Council Curriculum Guidelines, the school's Curriculum Policies, and the Ely Diocese Religious Education Guidelines.
The National Curriculum consists of these subjects which all children must study, plus Religious Education. These are
- Religious Education
- Physical Education
- Art and Design
SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) education is woven throughout the curriculum. PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education is also taught.
All children are overseen by a class teacher, who is responsible to the Headteacher for their well-being. Within each class there is a mixture of group work and whole class teaching. Pupils may be grouped by ability for some lessons, to individualise learning by enriching and extending the curriculum or providing various interventions.
Assessment, recording and reporting in this school is an important and central part of teaching and learning, which involves the children whenever possible. Every child from Year 1 has targets to enable them to know the next steps in their learning, and to celebrate when individual targets are achieved.
On a day-to-day basis, the pupils are involved in assessment by discussing work with adults, comparing their work against success criteria, evaluation with peers, written comments on their work, informal quizzes or tests etc.
The careful monitoring of all assessment data provides teachers with valuable information that directs their planning and gives early indication of when extra help or support is needed for children to achieve their full potential. Many intervention strategies are delivered by our Learning Assistants which help build the confidence and achievements of pupils. Higher ability children are quickly identified and achieve outstanding levels of work by tackling more challenging activities.
Opportunities are given regularly to share the assessment information with parents or carers either by informal class visits or formal parent/teacher reviews. A written report is sent to parents or carers three times a year to indicate teacher assessment of work in numeracy, reading, writing and science. Year 2 and Year 6 SATs results are also reported along with Year1 phonic assessments.
Our school participates in trials for new assessment resources, and continually reviews procedures so that our children can anticipate the next steps in their learning.